If you watched some of the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, you may have noticed a few mentions of Bowling Green.
"In Bowling Green, Kentucky the Taing family owns a doughnut shop. Their family fled war-torn Cambodia to come to this country. My kids and I love their doughnuts so we go there frequently," said Paul in his speech.
Paul was discussing the American dream and used the Taing family's doughnut shop as an example.
Yong Taing heard about the speech from a friend, and was honored to be featured.
"I thought it was quite an honor that Rand Paul mentioned us that we are hard working member of this Bowling Green community," says Taing.
As hard working as Taing and her husband are running the doughnut shop, building their life in America, they don't consider themselves an inspiration but an average citizen.
"No we just feel like we are normal people working trying to make our ends meet and work hard so our kids will have a better life than we did and there are just a lot of other people that work just as hard I think," says Taing.
But Rand Paul didn't stop there for his praise of Bowling Green's hardest working.
"Hung and Twan Trinh are brothers and friends of mine, they came to America on one of those leaky boats. They were attacked by pirates, their families wealth was stolen," said Paul.
Despite the tough times arriving here in the 1980's, Hung Trinh is now triumphant, operating Trinh Automotive on Campbell Lane.
"The USA to give me an opportunity to go back to school, go back to make a new life and then I do understand I am happy with and lucky to stay with this country," says Hung Trinh.
His son has also used education as an opportunity, earning a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Samford University.